i have an Epiphone Black Beauty Les Paul Custom and have recently put some new Ernie Ball strings on it, I went on a school trip for a week (Isle of Arran 23rd-29th anyone there?) and when I got back they were totally f*cked!!! Really dirty and hard to play so I bought a Swipe Card thingy (biggest waste of a fiver EVER), anyone got any top tips for keeping em beautiful without spending A PENNY, I really can't spend anymore money on crap!!!
Put it in a guitar case when your not playing it for an extended period of time.
was it in its case?
Yeah I have a stagg fitted case with a fluffy lining, thats why its so odd!
Thats not normal. They shouldn't go like that for months and months. Either someone has been using it nearly non-stop whilst you were away, your case is somehow a little damp inside, or the strings are faulty. Replace them, and see if the same thing happens again.